Video surfaces of Hammond officer allegedly abusing police canine

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A video shows a Hammond, Indiana police officer allegedly abusing a police canine.

The video posted to YouTube Wednesday shows an officer striking the dog in the stomach. he also appears to lift the dog by the leash onto its hind legs.

The dog is hit again, then lifted into the air and swung around.

The police department put the officer on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott released a statement reading: “Anybody who loves dogs as much as I do is always saddened and shocked anytime you hear of a dog’s abuse. When you find out it happened with an employee of yours, it makes it that much more shocking and disturbing.

Editor’s Note: This video is graphic. 


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  • annoyed citizen

    I will always say cops have issues… many anger issues that probably stems from not being the goose and always a duck… can only imagine how he treats citizens

  • Joyce

    This officer needs to be released from the police force. Further action should be taken that he has no further interaction at any level with animals. There us NO excuse for his behavior.

    • kirby14

      I wonder how he treats his wife and family…and female police officers. This behavior seems to me to be about him being a coward and taking his anger out on a defenseless dog.
      He needs to rot in He** – after someone does to him – what he did to the dog!


    Not shocked Cops are the biggest liars yet the courts are all ways on their side. What if this guy didn't have a camera half of the dumb population would call him a liar.

  • ᙓᔕᙅO

    Thank goodness for cell phone cameras.
    Lots of anger verbalized on this video and rightfully so. Someone needs to be fired here.

  • Tim

    He should be fired for abusing that dog with no benefits from the police dept. In the world of law enforcement that is considered an attack on a police officer. He should be serving jail time for his actions. Simply disgusting!!!!!!

  • Joan S Clare

    Tears came out from my eyes. This cop should b fired from his job, pay penalty for abusing the dog, and go jail too. I wonder what his family will say. No mercy for animal abuser.

  • Bailey

    what is wrong with that man?! simply disgusting! How long has he had that poor dog and how much abuse has that poor dog already received from him. I hope they don't return the dog to him!

  • ThisIsNOTok

    TAKE THE TIME TO TELL THE HAMMOND INDIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEIR OFFICERS ABUSING DOGS: 'Questions,comments, complaints or praise can be sent to' police (at) hammondpolice (dot) com This address if from their official website, btw.

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